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Police: Chivalrous old man attacked at Frankfort bar

Robert Patterson, 32, Orland Park
Robert Patterson, 32, Orland Park

An Orland Park man allegedly attacked an elderly man who intervened when he was behaving aggressively toward a female patron at New Image Lounge in Frankfort, police said.

About 7:15 p.m. Dec. 28, Will County deputies were called to New Image Lounge, 7815 W. Lincoln Highway, after receiving a report of a disturbance, Sheriff’s spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer said in an email.

A bartender said that Robert S. Patterson, 32, of the 9100 block of West 140th Street, Orland Park, was acting aggressively toward a female patron and struck her in the hand, Hoffmeyer said.

When an older gentleman approached Patterson to defend the woman, Patterson punched him in the face, causing a 2-inch split lip and knocking a tooth loose, Hoffmeyer said. Patterson and the other man were not at the bar when the deputies arrived, but later were found at a Shell station on West Lincoln Highway, she said.

Patterson was arrested and charged with aggravated battery.

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